Red means STOP

I am fuming.

I’ve complained so many times about these moronic red-light runners in California. They’re everywhere. I can’t drive a mile without seeing one. I’d say that I hate them, but that’s more emotion than truth coming through. I hate that their petty hurriedness leads to fatal accidents. Some freaking 22-year-old kid runs a red light last night and kills 3 people , one of them a pitcher for the Angels. Then the kid tries to flee the scene.

I’ll admit that I have caught up to red-light runners, rolled my window down and asked them if they realize they just ran a red light. I’ve even pointed out that it was completely pointless because I didn’t run the light and I am now sitting next to them at the next light.

Yeah, I’m that guy.

I can’t stand it when sloppy people put innocent people’s lives in danger.

I’ll be praying for the families that lost their loved ones… and I’ll even pray for the stupid kid who caused all of this because he didn’t have an extra 45 seconds. Even he deserves a second chance (after a very long stint in prison).

7 thoughts on “Red means STOP”

  1. hate hearing about this, but I have to confess I find myself hurrying through yellow lights a lot. It’s sad it takes a tragedy like this to remind us to slow down.

  2. I’m glad to hear someone else gets as mad about this as I do! I admit though, you have more nerve than I do, talking to people at the next light is something I couldn’t do. But don’t you stop! Maybe they will get the hint. This seems to be happening more and more lately and I agree whole heartedly. I have thought about writing a news paper and ask my fellow drivers if 45 seconds of their time is more important than human life itself?

    This ranks right up there with people who pull out in front of me even though there are no cars behind me for a mile. Or opossing traffic turning left in front of me when there is no one behind me. And what’s up with those car commercials where someone or something pulls out in front of a car and it just swerves around the obstacle. What happened to hitting the brakes? No time for that!

    Don’t get me started… oh… too late.

  3. just the other day nicky and i (and our baby girl) were waiting at an intersection to make a left turn. the light turns yellow and there is a car approaching from the other direction, not close enough to make the light. however he speeds up and even flashes his lights to actually alert me that he’s going to run this light and i better yield to him. crazy.

  4. Pat, confession is good for the soul. Slow down amigo.

    Wayne, amen.

    BW, the other two victims deserved to live too, amen?

    Adrian, having your baby in the car had to make you madder (is that a word) than me… If I wasn’t trying to live like Jesus I’d be following some runners and dumping some sugar in some gas tanks.

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